A growing number of sources are placing the spotlight on a controversial new Netflix series that could be a potential ‘trigger’ for teens with poor mental health. Thirteen Reasons Why is an adaptation of Jay Asher’s 2007 teen fiction novel, focusing on a high school-aged girl who commits suicide and leaves behind a number of…

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It is advised that all schools build PSHE into their planned curriculum, however there are often times where staff need to quickly respond to unforeseen events by acknowledging what has happened and alleviating young people’s worries right away. In the case of a terrorist attack, news can travel fast, and it is often difficult for…

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The Education Secretary Justine Greening will explore the issue of providing free sanitary products for children receiving free school meals following concerns that many teenage girls are missing school each month due to families being unable to afford sanitary items. During education questions in the House of Commons, Greg Mulholland, Leeds North West MP, stated:…

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The Eton-educated survivalist, outdoors adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls has admitted he struggled in school and wishes he was taught more practical subjects. Bear Grylls has reportedly said, at a global skills conference in Dubai that he wasn’t very good at school and he struggled a lot with confidence as a teenager. He told…

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In recent research by the YMCA it was revealed that body image is now the third highest concern amongst young people in the UK. This news is not surprising, given the pressure our young people – dubbed ‘The Selfie Generation’ – face to look picture-perfect at any cost, at all times. Body image is the…

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Research conducted by Action for Children has found that 40% of the 2,267 parents surveyed said their children’s emotional well-being was an area of concern for them. It appears that mothers are more worried about the issue than fathers, with 47% of mothers and 32% of fathers citing their children’s mental wellbeing as of concern.…

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